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exsertile

[ek-sur-tl, -tahyl, -til] /ɛkˈsɜr tl, -taɪl, -tɪl/
adjective, Biology.
1.
capable of being exserted or protruded.
Origin of exsertile
1820-1830
From the French word exertile, dating back to 1820-30. See exsert, -ile
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  • Which are those Lizards which have the tongue short, thick, attached to the gullet, and not exsertile.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier

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